developing old 128 roll film

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Dennis, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    I have some old 128 roll film that I want to develop. I need to know
    what type of reel will work for this film. Do any of the adjustable
    reels accept this size?
    Dennis, Mar 8, 2006
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  2. My first camera was my dad's Flash Bantam 828 and I recall using 35mm
    reels to develop. I had an old Ansco beginner's kit with an
    expandable reel system but I think I was able to just run it on the
    35mm setting. This was 40 years back so please forgive the foggy
    memories! Surprising quality came from the little rig, though.

    Craig Schroeder
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    Craig Schroeder, Mar 8, 2006
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    Tom Gardner Guest

    It will fit on Patterson plastic reels, not sure about SS.
    Tom Gardner, Mar 8, 2006
  4. Dennis

    Mike King Guest

    828 is 35mm wide it's the physical construction of the film that is slightly
    different. One sprocket hole per frame, on one side only, tight little
    spool and a paper backing. Image size is 28x40mm (that's where the "28" in
    828 comes from) so any 35mm reel will work but if it's old film it probably
    has a wicked tight curl so I would plan on processing in open trays.

    Somewhere I saw a link to a way to cut down 120 film to use in these old
    cameras that will work in any 828 that uses red windows to wind to the next
    frame, if the camera uses only an auto-stop mechanism that requires the
    index holes between frames, you may be SOL.

    BTW Kodak did this same thing a second time with 126, 35mm wide, one
    sprocket hole per frame and 26x26mm images.
    Mike King, Mar 9, 2006
  5. Are you looking at 128 or 828?

    128 is sized between 127 and 120. If you have an adjustable
    plastic reel you may be able to slide it 'off notch' to take
    the film.

    828 is 35mm film without the perfs and with a paper backing.
    828 has one perf hole between frames for registration.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Mar 9, 2006
  6. My memory isn't as bad as my comprehension skills.... I just now
    noticed the 128 subject! Sorry.

    Craig Schroeder
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    Craig Schroeder, Mar 12, 2006
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